Key Ingredients for skin

Active anti-aging ingredients in cosmetic products

There is no single "magic" ingredient that can reverse the effects of aging, but some key ingredients have been shown to be effective in promoting healthy, youthful-looking skin.

As the cosmetic industry grows faster than ever, much research has been made in order to optimize the action of active ingredients and find the perfect formulations that incorporate these active ingredients together or in a liposomial form in order to deliver them on the right targeted area of the skin. These are some of the active ingredients that we use in our facial treatments and recommend for skin homecare routines.

Here are some of Key anti-aging ingredients and cosmetic products that contain them:


Retinoids are a derivative of Vitamin A and have been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve skin texture and tone. They work by promoting cell turnover and increasing collagen production.

For example Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic skin retinol serum or Retinol acne clearing oil.


Antioxidants, such as Vitamin C and E, help to neutralize free radicals, which can damage the skin and accelerate the aging process. They also help to brighten the complexion and improve skin elasticity.

Many Dermalogica products incorporate this powerful antioxidants: Dermalogica Biolumin-C range (gel, serum and eye gel), Multivitamin power eye cream, Multivitamin thermafoliant and Multivitamin power recovery mask.


Peptides are short chains of amino acids that can stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity or they can favorise specific reactions or metabolic processes. They can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or puffy eyes by stimulating skin metabolism.

Some Dermalogica products incorporate Peptides: Dermalogica Phyto-nature firming serum, Awaken peptide depuffing eye gel, Age-smart super rich repair moisturizer and Age reversal eye complex.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance that is found in the body and helps to keep the skin hydrated and plump. It can be found in different forms in cosmetics with different molecular weight, high molecular weight has the best water retention and hydration level as the low molecular weight type can also bond water and also can penetrate deeper in the dermis. It can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve skin texture and tone.

Many Dermalogica products incorporate Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic ceramide mist, Calm water gel, Intensive moisture balance and Skin smoothing cream.


Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 that has been shown to be an excellent anti inflammatory agent that also improves skin texture and tone, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help to reduce inflammation and hyperpigmentation especially PIH – Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation that occurs after acne.

Many Dermalogica products incorporate Niacinamide as: Dermalogica Powerbright dark spot serum, Oil free SPF and Niacinamide Ionactive serum.

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid that can help to exfoliate the skin and improve skin texture and tone. With the smallest molecule from all AHA’s it’s an excellent gradual exfoliator that resurfaces the skin so it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and also many skin imperfections like spots or pigmentation will be improved! Like Dermalogica Daily Glycolic Cleanser.

It’s important to note that while these ingredients can be effective in promoting healthy, youthful-looking skin, they should be used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle and with professional treatments that cleanse, hydrate and boost the skin on regular bases.

Also keep in mind that a professional brand dedicated to effectiveness like Dermalogica will have a higher concentration of active ingredients that should be recommended accordingly to your needs by a skin specialist!

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